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How much smaller is the mATX and can two 2x120mm rads can be installed?
Will it still come with the same finish as the M8?
When will we see photos?
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Not sure if this was covered but will the merlins feature a removable mobo tray and allow them to be flipped to inverted ATX?

Guys, the Merlin cases haven't even been designed yet to my knowledge anyway, so showing photos and details about the cases could be a bit hard for Jim.

edit: Plus there's less than 9 pages of comments here and it'd take like 15mins tops to read 'em?
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Guys, the Merlin cases haven't even been designed yet to my knowledge anyway, so showing photos and details about the cases could be a bit hard for Jim.
edit: Plus there's less than 9 pages of comments here and it'd take like 15mins tops to read 'em?

Thanks Jim...oh wait. I can ask if the case would be mATX again if I want. When you open up your Vendor thread and start selling cases, you can be the police all you want.
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Right now, we're looking at three variants to start with: a 5 slot mATX, an 8 slot EATX, and 10 slot XL-ATX. No plans for HPTX at this point, but may be considered depending on what EVGA does with their next generation MB's.
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How much smaller is the mATX and can two 2x120mm rads can be installed?
Will it still come with the same finish as the M8?
When will we see photos?

Right now, I can't say. We're only working with general design concepts for now. The real design work won't start until sometime in March. I would figure that we won't have much in the way of specifics until late March or (more likely) early April. I do appreciate all the feedback though smile.gif
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Hi Jim, don't forget about HPTX smile.gif
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Hi Jim, don't forget about HPTX smile.gif

i second this... i only buy EVGA boards...
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i second this... i only buy EVGA boards...

i was this way at one point smile.gif... then EVGA's design team split between ASUS and gigabyte, so its any bodys game atm smile.gif
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Hi Jim, don't forget about HPTX smile.gif
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i second this... i only buy EVGA boards...
There is only a single HPTX board right now. Quite silly to design yet another case for it. Especially since we are talking about moderately sized cases, and HPTX board is enormous by itself.
You should look into Magnum case series instead.

I think Merlins should be E-ATX tops, maybe even just ATX being the largest... To make cases smaller.
XL-ATX boards are a minority (1-2%?) and only make sense to buy if you are intending to use 4 graphics cards. And even so some proper ATX boards support 4-Way SLI without any issues. Once again, Magnum cases can take any oversized boards and then some.
Edited by zalbard - 1/7/12 at 8:54am
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There is only a single HPTX board right now. Quite silly to design yet another case for it. Especially since we are talking about moderately sized cases, and HPTX board is enormous by itself.
You should look into Magnum case series instead.
I think Merlins should be E-ATX tops, maybe even just ATX being the largest...
XL-ATX boards are a minority (1-2%?) and only make sense to buy if you are intending to use 4 graphics cards. And even so some proper ATX boards support 4-Way SLI without any issues. Once again, Magnum cases can take any oversized boards and then some.

They are also both supported by the STH10 if you want a single wide.
     
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Btw, just as an idea...
Mounding HDD cages not in parallel to the door like this

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but rather rotated 90 degrees like this

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can save a bit of space as far as length of the case is concerned, is easier to work with (place and take out HDDs) and looks neater because HDD cables can be hidden behind the cages and go straight behind the motherboard tray. thumb.gif

But not sure if you considered this already or decided to implement this before this was posted. smile.gif
Edited by zalbard - 1/7/12 at 8:51am
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